Before hitting it big in rap, Eve for a time worked as a stripper. Her first recording solo was the Eve of Destruction in 1998, one of the songs in the soundtrack of the movie Bulworth. Just when she had finally set foot in the music industry, her labels recording company went bankrupt and soon she again had no recording contract. Fortunately DMX had her appear in his single Ruff Ryders Anthem from his album Its Dark and Hell is Hot.
What Ya Want, her next single did not do so well. She then went to collaborate with many artists including Janet Jackson, The Roots and Blackstreet. In 1999 she released Let There Be Eve Ruff Ryders First Lady. It was a big hit and was the second woman hip hop album to reach the number 1 of the Billboard 200.
In 2001, Eve released the Scorpion and the single Whos That Girl became an international hit. Let Me Blow Ya Mind, the second single from the album was a great success. It featured Gwen Stefani and was produced by Dr. Dre. For the single she won the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. It also reached number 2 of the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2002, Eve released her third album, Eve-Olution. The album reached the number 6 spot on Billboard. The albums single Gangsta Lovin reached the number 2 in the charts. It featured Alicia Keys. The second single of the album Satisfaction was a moderate success. In 2003, she signed with UPN for the television show Eve.
Eve appeared for Gwen Stefanis Rich Girl in 2005. It reached the number 7 on Billboard Hot 100. That year, she also appeared on the Amerie remix, 1 Thing. This was for the soundtrack of the film Hitch. In 2007, she appeared on Like This, Kelly Rowlands single. She also appeared on Wake Up Call on Live @ 45th at Night of Maroon 5. At present, Eve is busy with her fourth solo release, entitled Here I Am which is set to come out in 2008.